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  • Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
    Indigo Ranch – Hard Gloss
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    Recorded by the band in their studio in 2022, Indigo Ranch’s Hard Gloss scratches an itch for DIY sound & aesthetics. Mixed with Jeff Zeigler and mastered by Mikey Young, […]

  • Dancing Plague* – Elogium
    Dancing Plague* – Elogium
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    Portland based act Dancing Plague has been a steady presence in the dark/cold electronic music scene for quite a few years now. Since 2016 Conor Knowles’ solo project has been […]

  • Poison Point – Wandering Echoes
    Poison Point – Wandering Echoes
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    Since a while now, the uncanniness from dreams and the unconscious amazes me. These things are quite deep rooted in my way of writing lyrics like in many previous tracks […]

  • Blind Seagull – Decade Of Effort
    Blind Seagull – Decade Of Effort
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    10 Years Anniversary compilation LP. Ten years ago, on 21 April 2014, Russian enclave of the Baltic Kaliningrad-based trio Blind Seagull started off its adventure in the soon to be […]

  • Profit Prison – Gilt
    Profit Prison – Gilt
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    Four years and one pandemic after his latest Dreams Of A Dark Building EP, the herald of dungeon synth pop is finally back from his shallow grave. Life has not […]

  • Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
    Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
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    Release date: 3/22/24.  Will ship on or around release date. The first revolutionary fracture in The Fall was the sudden departure of guitarist Martin Bramah. Commonly understood as the only […]

  • Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
    Pixies – Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91
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    Release date: 3/8/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Between 1988 and 1991 – during the band’s 4AD years – Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC, five for […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 2: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from Great Britain 1978-1981
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
    V/A – Postcards Vol. 1: D.I.Y and Indie Post-Punk from USA and UK 1979-1984
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    Release date: 3/15/24.  Will ship on or around release date. Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad musical genre that emerged in 1977 in the wake of punk rock. […]

  • Cocteau Twins – Milk & Kisses
    Cocteau Twins – Milk & Kisses
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    Released in March 1996, Milk & Kisses is the eighth and final studio album by Cocteau Twins. And like its predecessor, 1993’s Four Calendar Café, it has never been formally […]

  • Cocteau Twins – Four-Calendar Café
    Cocteau Twins – Four-Calendar Café
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    Four Calendar Café, the seventh and penultimate studio album by Cocteau Twins, has just turned thirty and in January, 4AD will reissue both it and the 1996 follow-up, Milk & […]

  • Phew – New Decade (Clear Vinyl)
    Phew – New Decade (Clear Vinyl)
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    conic Japanese experimentalist Phew returns to Mute for first time in 30 years with a haunted and strung out set of barely-there vox and submerged synths     “Rising to […]

  • Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
    Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Bridge (White Vinyl)
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    The Bridge was originally released on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label in 1979 and is considered to be an early electronic avant garde synth-pop masterpiece. With Robert unfortunately [...]

  • A Certain Ratio – Loco Remezclada
    A Certain Ratio – Loco Remezclada
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    This ACR release compiles remixes of tracks from the band’s highly acclaimed 2020 studio album ACR Loco. Featuring all new remixes from Lonelady, Skream, Maps, Number, Lounge Society and more. [...]

  • Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
    Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction
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    Experimental post-punk outfit GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS are set to release the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s incendiary debut, ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’. Entitled ‘The Rest Is [...]

  • Holger Hiller – Ein Bundel Faulnis in der Grube
    Holger Hiller – Ein Bundel Faulnis in der Grube
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    With Ein Bündel Fäulnis in der Grube, Holger Hiller presented his solo debut having left Palais Schaumburg. Originally released in 1983 on the Düsseldorf scene label Ata Tak, an international [...]

  • V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
    V/A – Echo Neuklang (Neo-Kraut-Sounds 1981-2023)
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    Double LP version. Christoph Dallach, Andreas Dorau, and Daniel Jahn present Echo Neuklang, a compilation which explores the question of how krautrock has influenced generation after generation [...]

  • Suicide – Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev
    Suicide – Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev
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    Label: Antilles – AN-7080, ZE Records – AN-7080 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1980   VG+/VG – Some shelf wear.

  • John Bender – Pop Surgery
    John Bender – Pop Surgery
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    Following the release of lo-fi electronic masterpiece I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It and his brilliant follow-up Plaster Falling, Cincinnati-based artist John Bender began [...]

  • Black Marble – Fast Idol (Golden Nugget Vinyl)
    Black Marble – Fast Idol (Golden Nugget Vinyl)
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    On Fast Idol, LA-based Black Marble reaches back through time to connect with the forgotten bedroom kids of the analogue era, the halcyon days of icy hooks and warbly synths. […]

  • The Dance – Do Dada (Orange Vinyl)
    The Dance – Do Dada (Orange Vinyl)
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    Groundbreaking Post-Punk Art-Funk! Do Dada captures The Dance surfing the emerging No Wave scene across their earliest recordings, featuring cuts from their early EPs paired with previously [...]

  • The Fall – Live At Doornroosje, Nijmegen 1999
    The Fall – Live At Doornroosje, Nijmegen 1999
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    The Fall released many recordings following their inception in 1976, often inviting use of the tag ‘prolific’. Their first release as a group was the EP Bingo-Master’s Break [...]

  • The Fall – Live 16th April 2001 – TJs Newport Wales UK
    The Fall – Live 16th April 2001 – TJs Newport Wales UK
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    When Mark E Smith died in January 2018, an era ended with him. The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many […]

  • The Fall – Live At The Knitting Factory LA – 14th November 2001
    The Fall – Live At The Knitting Factory LA – 14th November 2001
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    Quality live set from the Fall captured at The Knitting Factory – Los Angeles – 14 November 2001.

  • The Fall – Live @ MOHO, Manchester 11th November 2009
    The Fall – Live @ MOHO, Manchester 11th November 2009
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    Audience recording (very good)of this concert.

  • Alan Vega – Invasion / Murder One (Transparent Red Vinyl)
    Alan Vega – Invasion / Murder One (Transparent Red Vinyl)
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    One of Alan Vega’s greatest talents was his ability to bring the past and the future together into a suspended place of timelessness. His groundbreaking duo Suicide was often seen […]

  • Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
    Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
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    Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends “The Modern Dance” and “Dub Housing”, following by [...]

  • V/A – Mehme Aslan presents Senza Decoro
    V/A – Mehme Aslan presents Senza Decoro
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    A new compilation explores the far reaches of the post-punk, experimental and electronic landscape in Switzerland on Senza Decoro: Liebe & Anarchia in Switzerland 1980-1990 curated by [...]

  • Scritti Politti – Early
    Scritti Politti – Early
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    What our staff has to say: “Been jamming a lot of the early Rough Trade singles lately, so gotta throw on these early Scritti Politti one’s included on this comp.” […]

  • Alexander Robotnick – Ce N’est Qu’un Debut
    Alexander Robotnick – Ce N’est Qu’un Debut
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    BACK IN PRINT!!! ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK (aka MAURIZIO DAMI) is an Italian electronic musician. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding member of AVIDA, a dance-cabaret […]

  • The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
    The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
    The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • Philipp Otterbach – The Dahlem Diaries
    Philipp Otterbach – The Dahlem Diaries
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    The new LP by Krefeld-born, Berlin-based artist Philipp Otterbach entitled ‘The Dahlem Diaries’. Recorded in a little-visited corner of the German capital, ‘The Dahlem [...]

  • V/A – The Hidden Tapes
    V/A – The Hidden Tapes
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    A compilation of Minimal Wave from Around the World ‘79-‘85. The Hidden Tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks from as far as Japan and the former Yugoslavia. Most of […]

  • Desmond Simmons – Alone On Penguin Island
    Desmond Simmons – Alone On Penguin Island
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    Originally released on Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis Dome Records in 1981, Desmond Simmons’s Alone on Penguin Island stands in splendid isolation. Rereleased on Rafftt records with the [...]

  • Stano – Anthology
    Stano – Anthology
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    Following on from our 2018 repress of his debut album “Content to Write in I Dine Weathercraft “ we’re delighted to present an Anthology of Stano’s productions spanning the start […]

  • Aunt Sally – S/T
    Aunt Sally – S/T
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    Mesh-Key is honored to present a deluxe reissue of a true desert island disc, criminally out of print for nearly 40 years. We spared no expense bringing this classic back […]

  • Suicide – Ghost Riders
    Suicide – Ghost Riders
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    The classic ’81 live album from No-Wave legends, Suicide, reissued by ROIR.

  • Chlorine – Wait For The Light To Shine
    Chlorine – Wait For The Light To Shine
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    What our staff has to say: “The instrumentals on this record are fantastic – super hazy synths, steady drum machine, all creating this surreal wash of sound. Perfect for lonely […]

  • Gee Gee Decorator – Gee Gee Decorator
    Gee Gee Decorator – Gee Gee Decorator
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    On the same label that brought us that Pat Metheny “Zero Tolerance for Silence” ‘reissue’ last year…. Insane “private press” ultra-obscurity reissued for [...]

  • Model Citizens – NYC 1978-1979 (Red Vinyl)
    Model Citizens – NYC 1978-1979 (Red Vinyl)
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    What our staff has to say: “Adjacent to New York’s No Wave movement, but straddling a line maybe a bit closer to new wave than a lot of the no […]

  • Augustus Muller [Boy Harsher] – CELLULOSED BODIES (Crystal Clear Vinyl)
    Augustus Muller [Boy Harsher] – CELLULOSED BODIES (Crystal Clear Vinyl)
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    Augustus Muller (Boy Harsher) teams up again with Four Chambers to release CELLULOSED BODIES, which features two scores, Crash and Automation, through imprint Nude Club Records. Four Chambers is [...]

  • Non Band – S/T
    Non Band – S/T
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    What our staff has to say: “Great experimental / no wave leaning, violin heavy post punk from Japan, 1982. Originally released as a 10″, now available via Tal as a […]

  • Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
    Philip Johnson – Youth In Mourning
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    Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late ’70s. As a part of the “cassette culture” in […]

  • Milk From Cheltenham – Triptych Of Poisoners
    Milk From Cheltenham – Triptych Of Poisoners
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    The first-time vinyl reissue of the sole album from UK DIY legends Milk From Cheltenham, originally released in 1983 on famed It’s War Boys imprint, is recommended for fans of […]

  • Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra – S/T
    Liquid Idiot / Idiot Orchestra – S/T
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    Prior to forming Liquid Liquid in 1981, the band members were in two other groups: Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the [...]

  • David Cunningham – Grey Scale
    David Cunningham – Grey Scale
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    “David Cunningham was born in Ireland in 1954. His work ranges from pop music to gallery installations including several collaborations with visual artists. His first significant commercial [...]

  • Alternative TV – Vibing Up The Senile Man
    Alternative TV – Vibing Up The Senile Man
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    Possibly one of the weirdest experiments in the post-punk realm, Vibing Up the Senile Man (Part One) is the second studio album by English anti-heroes Alternative TV, originally released in […]

  • The Residents – Our Finest Flowers (RSD)
    The Residents – Our Finest Flowers (RSD)
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    In 1992, The Residents pondered their 20th Anniversary. A best-of collection had been proposed, and the group gathered together to draw up a potential tracklist. All was well until one […]

  • Suicide – A Way of Life Rarities (RSD, Colored Vinyl)
    Suicide – A Way of Life Rarities (RSD, Colored Vinyl)
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    This Rarities EP is part of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of Suicide’s third studio album. It includes a selection of unheard rarities found in the band’s archive ,including […]

  • Boy Harsher – Burn It Down
    Boy Harsher – Burn It Down
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    Fan favorite dark dance outfit Boy Harsher have contributed a sumptuously eerie track for the David Gordon Green directed finale to the iconic Halloween franchise. Sacred Bones and Nude Club […]

  • Disintegration – Time Moves for Me 12″
    Disintegration – Time Moves for Me 12″
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    From the minds of Haley Himiko (Pleasure Leftists), Noah Anthony (Profligate) and Christopher Brown (Cloud Nothings), Disintegration’s Time Moves for Me EP transcends the post-punk and [...]

  • The Cure – From A Land Down Under (Sydney 8/17/1981)
    The Cure – From A Land Down Under (Sydney 8/17/1981)
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    Fan Club Edition

  • The Fall – Live At The Phoenix Festival ’95
    The Fall – Live At The Phoenix Festival ’95
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    The Fall’s performance at the annual Phoenix Festival was broadcast live on the BBC by DJ John Peel. Their blistering 1995 performance is now available here in deluxe vinyl format […]

  • The Residents – Meet The Residents (50th Anniversary 3xLP Boxset)
    The Residents – Meet The Residents (50th Anniversary 3xLP Boxset)
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    “Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have now been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for half a century. To commemorate their 50th Anniversary, the group revisit [...]

  • Bauhaus – Burning From The Inside
    Bauhaus – Burning From The Inside
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    Burning From The Inside was Bauhaus’ fourth album and was the last of their studio albums of this era, released just after the band’s breakup in 1983. This was mastered […]

  • Love & Rockets – Express
    Love & Rockets – Express
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    Express is a unique, mystical and transcendental travelogue of sorts. The original press release for the album said that “the balance of light and dark, positive and negative, yin and […]

  • The Drin – Today My Friend You Drunk the Venom LP
    The Drin – Today My Friend You Drunk the Venom LP
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    Way out there. From up in the attic, in the village of Cincinnati – the third album from the Drin has arrived to commence 2023. Cold rhythms reverberate through the […]

  • Ono – Kate Cincinnati (Indie Exclusive Random Color Vinyl)
    Ono – Kate Cincinnati (Indie Exclusive Random Color Vinyl)
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    Here lies a reissue of the first release from legendary long-running Chicago group ONO, Kate Cincinnati. ONO originally self-released the music in an edition of 300 tapes, and it shares […]

  • Sprung aus den Wolken – S/T
    Sprung aus den Wolken – S/T
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    The Berlin project Sprung Aus Den Wolken was part of the “Geniale Dilletanten” movement in the early 1980s, along with Einstürzende Neubauten and Mechanik Destrüktiw Komandöh. The [...]